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Last night at the Pack graduation the Cubmaster decided to let Den 9 take home the spirit stick for the summer.  Our boys rushed him and all piled in to get their hands on the coveted spirit stick.  Shortly before this picture was taken the boys earned their Tiger Badge and graduated up to become Wolves.  We will have some summer activities but otherwise our first year as Scouts is in the books and it was a great run.
Vintage Boy Scout Memorabilia Up First
Monday I spent the better part of the day working in my antique mall booth.  Then the darndest thing happened.  Two teenage girls spent about an hour in my booth giggling and going through the shirts and dollar patches.  Eventually both picked out vintage green shirts and a handful of patches and I asked them what they planned to do?  They replied they were going to sew the patches on the back and wear the shirts.  I don't know what kinda crazy spirit day that would be for but I imagine with the high school year drawing to a close there must be a dress up day where they are going to pretend to be vintage Boy Scouts for a day.  Go figure!
Order of the Arrow Auctions Live on eBay
While at the antique mall booth I had two other deals go down.  One was a Facebook group purchase where the Scouter brought me the goods to save on shipping.  Thank you Brian!  The other was a random guy living in Charlotte who did his Scouting in upstate NY. He is remarrying and downsizing and had a few boxes of stuff to sell so we did a deal in the parking lot.
Scouting Auctions Ending Soon on eBay
One of the unique things I'm trying to sell in my booth this go around is neckerchief slides.  I attached to a wall a rack that holds 75+ slides.  These are the kinda of 3D items that are hard to mail and I just assume sell them in person.  A few might walk off but overall its better than them sitting in my basement for years.
Patchblanket.com eBay Store Santeeswapper
Tonight I've got some really neat pieces ending at auction including some that never recorded a sale on OAimages or Patchtrends.  I'm getting a little excited because the last minute sniping I saw Monday night leads me to think there are more than a few collectors interested in these rare KY OA pieces.
I have the chance to buy the framed uniform that I shared in the newsletter Sunday.  The irony is that if I get it I definitely won't remove it from the frame.  It's just dripping with context and cool history.  An Eagle Scout who earned several of the WWII era gardening medals, was a Senior Scout with multiple titles, did the Exploring program and finished just below Ranger.  So there won't be any resale opportunity on this purchase.

Yours in Scouting,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC

In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff.  I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move.  A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store.  The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte.  The mall is open 7-days/week year round.  So the next time you are in the area come check it out.